Two pet product companies among 10 hottest retailers

Successful retail segmentation owed in part to skilled management and strategy rather than any particular game-changing innovation led companies to top the list of Hot 100 Retailers published Aug. 3 by the National Retail Federation’s STORES magazine. “Strong... more »

Retail group calls new tariff developments ‘unacceptable gamble’

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay on Aug. 1 following the administration's announcement that it will consider imposing a tariff of 25 percent rather than 10 percent on $200... more »

National Retail Federation signs White House’s ‘Pledge to America’s Workers’

During a workforce development event at the White House on July 19, the National Retail Federation signed a “Pledge to America’s Workers,” committing to create enhanced career opportunities for 250,000 individuals over the next five... more »

June clothing, accessories sales up from last year, although still down from a month ago

June retail sales were up 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May’s strong performance and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year as economic growth continued despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, the National... more »

Americans expected to purchase more than $80 billion in back-to-school merch

The back-to-school and college shopping season is in full swing, but many parents and college students say they are waiting for the best deals to complete their shopping lists, according to the annual survey released today by... more »

California’s new privacy act ‘deeply flawed,’ says National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation called the new California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 “deeply flawed” and said customer service could be severely hampered if the legislature fails to address retailers’ concerns before the measure takes... more »

SCOTUS: Retailers can’t encourage shoppers to use credit cards with lower processing fees

The National Retail Federation said U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of American Express rules that prevent retailers from encouraging the use of other credit cards with lower processing fees will perpetuate a system that costs merchants... more »

Fourth of July falling on Wednesday isn’t helping projected spending numbers

Americans are expected to spend $6.9 billion on food for Fourth of July cookouts and picnics next month, according to the annual survey released June 22 by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insight &... more »
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